Tsutsugo apparently speaks better Spanish than English. He speaks to manager Alex Ramirez in Spanish.
Source: Tokyo Sports 2/16/2017
Tsutsugo hit the Hato Sabure sign out in right during a game against the Chunichi Dragons on July 12. The company presented the slugger with a year’s worth of Hato Sabure and a Hato Sabure cushion. A red star was placed on the billboard to mark the location.
Source: BayStars Sokuho @ NanJ
Tsutsugo signed a contract with baseball equipment supplier IP Select. He is currently using their Armonia Espada training bat.
Tsutsugo gifted special order Slugger baseball gloves to ten staff members before a Hanshin games on September 27, 2017. He wanted to thank them for their help and support.
Source: Sanspo 10/6/2017
Tsutsugo developed pain in his neck in June caused by a herniated disc. He played through the injury, despite feeling a lot of pain when swinging the bat.
Source: Sponichi 10/25/2017
Tsutsugo went out shopping for a necklace with a T or Y toward the end of the season, but none were in stock. He ended up purchasing a necklace with the letter S, for Super Tsutsugo.
October 24, 2017 vs Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium – Tsutsugo hit home runs in the fifth and seventh innings and became the thirteenth player (accomplished fourteen times) to hit two home runs in one Playoff/Climax Series game and the ninth player to hit home runs in consecutive plate appearances in one Playoff/Climax Series game.
Tsutsugo also hit a home run on October 23 and became the first player to hit three home runs in two Climax Series games.
Source: Nikkan Sports 10/25/2017
Tsutsugo has five walk-off hits:
Tsutsugo homerless streaks:
Source: Sanspo 4/28/2017
Source: Sanspo 7/3/2017
Tsutsugo (26) is planning to file marriage papers with a woman in the spring of 2018.
Tsutsugo’s fiance is expecting to give birth to the couple’s first child in 2018.